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Digital special session

The Legislature will kick off a special session to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 this Thursday, and we want to be sure you have all the information you need to get involved. The session could go for up to 10 days, and will be held entirely online.  The historic …

Press Release: Virtual public comment during special session not actually public

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the announcement of the first Special Session for the Utah Legislature to be carried out entirely online, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, made the following statement: “While we appreciate how …

Why can’t Congress work remotely?

Sitting through a seemingly endless stream of Zoom calls, virtual happy hours, and the occasional phone call – it’s clear that life as we know it has changed quite dramatically in the last 30 days. We’ve all adjusted our workflows, thrown out our social calendars, and put off our vacations …

Coronavirus in Utah

Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19–names that confuse, strike fear, and bewilder the general public. These words have become part of our every-day lexicon. There is not a day that goes by when there is not at least one discussion of the virus and how it is upending everyone’s lives. What started …

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The breaking point of individualism

What a whirlwind the two weeks have been. (I say that figuratively. Mother Nature, if you are reading this, please do not get any ideas.) In the midst of a pandemic and the largest earthquake Utah has seen in decades, state and local leaders have responded in rapid and productive …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on Utah Leads Together Plan

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the release of the Utah Leads Together Plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “Given the failure of national leaders, it has become …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on abortion ban bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 174, Abortion Prohibition Amendments, in the Legislature, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “It was made clear today during debate that, should this bill …

45 days of intensity

After 45 days of an intense legislative session, I think many of us can agree that it feels more like we’ve aged a few years. These seven weeks brought both the highs that reinvigorated our passion for the issues we fight for, as well as the humbling lows that on …

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